Google Letting Users Know the FBI has Requested User Data
LuminosityLink – Colton Grubbs
Google has begun the tedious process of letting some users know that the FBI had requested their user data according to what users are saying on Reddit and HackForums.
“Google received and responded to legal process issue by Federal Bureau of Investigation (Eastern District of Kentucky) compelling the release of information related to your Google account,” read an email sent to users.
Now don’t go into a panic or anything because this only affects specific users that are tied to the Colton Grubbs case.
Colton was one of the creators of LuminosityLink which was a remote access tool that was as luck would have it, marketed as a hacking tool that could control computers remotely.
And the Grubbs case was investigated in the same district as the FBI request is stemming from. The case is still under seal and some of the users who reported to receiving the email, well they purchased the hacking software.
Google can elect notify users of government requests when allowed to do so.
Cristal M Clark